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26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes[a] with groanings too deep for words.(A) 27 And God,[b] who searches hearts, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit[c] intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.(B)

28 We know that all things work together[d] for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.(C)

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  1. 8.26 Other ancient authorities add for us
  2. 8.27 Gk And the one
  3. 8.27 Gk he or it
  4. 8.28 Other ancient authorities read God makes all things work together or in all things God works

26 In the same way, the Spirit comes to help our weakness. We don’t know what we should pray, but the Spirit himself pleads our case with unexpressed groans. 27 The one who searches hearts knows how the Spirit thinks, because he pleads for the saints, consistent with God’s will. 28 We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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